Toby Nieboer

Apple Event Roundup

Lots to unpack from today’s Apple event in San Francisco. The highlights:

  • Apple Watch preorders start April 10th for a April 24th launch, and Australia is included.
  • The 12″ fanless MacBook is real, and it’s spectacular.
  • HBO Now launches in April and is exclusive to AppleTV.

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Friday Morning News


Microsoft have released a preview of Office 2016 for Mac. Early word is that this is a big update that brings the Mac version close to feature parity with the Windows version. If you’ve had a chance to dig in and play around, let us know in the forums.

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Tuesday Afternoon News

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We have a launch date for Netflix in Australia – three weeks from today. In details announced today, there will be multiple plans (tiering by quality and number of concurrent streams) and unmetered usage for iiNet and Optus customers. It’ll be available on Apple TV as well as a plethora of other platforms.

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Monday Morning News


Thanks for dropping by – I’ll be filling in for Benny while he’s on a well-deserved break. On to the news…

The major Apple news over the weekend was Brian Chen’s article inĀ  the New York Times, detailing some inside info from the development of the Apple Watch. The project, code-named Gizmo, was delayed a bit due to key staff jumping ship for Nest, and there is also an unannounced Power Reserve feature that will still provide the time when the battery is almost exhausted.

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iCloud Storage Upgrades Are Live In Australia


First announced at WWDC, the new iCloud storage options have just gone live in Australia. The 20GB tier is priced at $1.29, 200GB at $4.99 and 500GB at $12.99, while 1TB clocks in at $24.99 (all prices in AUD).

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